Saturday, October 16, 2010
I made it to The Philadelphia Film Festival “Making Film in Philly” Panel Discussion (Four Points by Sheraton), in time to enjoy coffee and TastyKakes. The panel was amazing! Bob Lowerly & Andy Williams- Dive Shooter (Visual effects and Post Production), Justin Weinberg, Entertainment Lawyer, Thomas Ashley, President of Philadelphia Soundstage, Wendy Cox Hollywood Production Manager, Sharon Pinkenson, Executive Director of Greater Philadelphia Film Office.
These individuals really love the film industry and had A LOT of stories to share about working with actors, how they got into the industry, the hard work and stick-to-it-ness necessary to break into the industry and why they love being a part of making film in Philadelphia – “The Film Industry is an incredibly satisfying industry because we work on projects that have finite beginnings and finite endings. We work very hard and at the end of the project we are exhausted and we go home and cry; but then when we see it on the big screen or the small screen there’s a credit roll, and on that credit roll we see our name and when your name is on it you can say “I did that”! How many people have jobs where they can say that? – Sharon Pinkenson
Note: Another panel discussion is scheduled for tomorrow (Sun 10/17 12noon).